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Wairarapa District Health Board, like other agencies across the state sector, publishes responses to Official Information Act requests, and supports the open disclosure of information to assist the public’s understanding of how we are delivering publicly-funded healthcare. This includes the proactive publication of anonymised Official Information Act responses on our website after requestors have received their response from us and only where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.

When we write to requestors we explain whether we intend to make the information publicly available. Requestors names and addresses are removed before publication. If any other information has been has redacted, it is to protect the privacy of the requestor.

The Wairarapa DHB publishing OIA Response Guideline is available here. It outlines how we will action the availability of official information through the publishing of OIA responses online.  

Please note that the three DHBs (Wairarapa, Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley) Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) OIAs are not included below. Before making a request under the Official Information Act, check to see whether the information you are interested in is already publicly available on the MHAIDS website.


  • 2020-03 March

  • 2020-02 February

  • 2020-01 January

    • Correspondence with NZNO 2.37 MB

      Any and all correspondence between the DHB and the NZ Nurses Organisation– about bullying/ harassment and nurse staffing numbers.

    • Atrial Fibrillation 393 KB

      The number of total tests nationwide and total cost of Holter monitoring type services for atrial fibrillation (AF) and other heart conditions for the latest year available.

  • 2019-12 December

    • Transgender Teenagers 441 KB

      How many teenagers (up to and including 18 y/o) and children have sought treatment / advice from paediatric or youth health services, endocrinologists or primary health teams or any other service of DHBs because of issues relating to gender identity and being transgender.

    • Skin Cancer Prevention 433 KB

      how much is spent on skin cancer prevention on an annual basis, over the last ten years

    • Hospital Floor Space 1.07 MB

      The approximate estimate of hospital floor space in square metres of all the hospitals it owns.

    • Emergency Dental Work 1.75 MB

      The number of people who presented to a hospital emergency department with dental issues in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

    • Chronic Pain Services 1.07 MB

      Chronic pain services separately funded by the DHB?

    • Asian Mental Health 1.47 MB

      What training do all frontline staff (those who deal directly with patients, across all sectors of health) have for providing culturally appropriate services to people from the Asian community?

  • 2019-11 November

    • Staff Turnover 1.67 MB

      For 2018 and 2019, what is staff turnover for the DHB?

    • Staff Shortages 1.09 MB

      a list of every department that has staff shortages and the number of staff shortages within each department (from greatest shortage to least) from 2015 to September 2019

    • Rest Home Complaints 1.47 MB

      Copies of the findings into a complaint about Aversham Rest Home. For a copy of the attachment please email OIArequest@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz.

    • Prostate Cancer Treatment 1.37 MB

      Various waiting times regarding prostate cancer.

    • Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) waiting list 1.67 MB

      The total number of people in the Wairarapa DHB area receiving aged home-based support services as at 30 September 2019.

    • Measles Pop-up Clinics 369 KB

      How many pop-up clinics have been held since the outbreak?

    • Maternity Policy Documents 1.42 MB

      we would appreciate copies of the following policy documents.

      • the use of opiates in labour including pethidine
      • the use of water immersion (a water bath) in labour
      • transfer of care procedures between p[primary and secondary care
      • the management of breech labours
      If you would like a copy of the documents please contact the OIA inbox OIArequest@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz

    • Lymphoedema Service 2.42 MB

      Does your DHB currently have a specified lymphoedema service?

    • Debts incurred by ineligible patients 1.21 MB

      Total amount of debt incurred by WrDHB in treating ineligible patients or those from overseas.

    • Contracting vaccine preventable illnesses 380 KB

      How many DHB health workers have contracted vaccine-preventable illnesses such as measles, whooping cough or flu while employed by the DHB.

    • Bullying, harassment or other complaints laid by staff 2.15 MB

      The number of bullying, harassment or other complaints laid by staff

    • Breast Reconstruction 353 KB

      The budgeted cost covering procedures for breast reconstruction.

  • 2019-10 October

    • Mastectomies and Lumpectomies 2.42 MB

      The number of mastectomies, (single and double) and lumpectomies, undertaken in respect of all hospitals and facilities under your jurisdiction, including any procedures which may have been contracted out to private health providers for whatever reason for the years 2015/16, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 respectively.

    • HPV vaccine 1.77 MB

      how the adoption rate of the vaccine has changed over the ten years since its widespread introduction in NZ.

    • Fibreoptic Colonoscopies 361 KB

      Number of Fibreoptic Colonoscopies provided in each of the financial years from 2010/11 to current date

  • 2019-09 September

    • Residential Care 366 KB

      Complaints to the DHB regarding residential care.

    • Patients missing appointments 1.08 MB

      How much are missed appointments costing the DHB per year?

    • Hospital Staff Bullying 217 KB

      the total number of complaints relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour.

    • Funded Family Care 1.4 MB

      What is the DHB's policy on Funded Family Care?

    • DHB Risk Register 415 KB

      Requesting a copy of the DHB's risk register. If you would like to see the attachment please contact oiarequests@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz.

    • Colonoscopy rates for Māori 446 KB

      Requesting data regarding the percentages of Māori who have had colonoscopies.

    • Births 363 KB

      The number of women in New Zealand who have undergone gender affirmation surgery and have delivered a baby, as a man, after the gender reaffirmation surgery.

  • 2019-08 August